The ‘Tubes are jammed this week with contrary facts and rumors about the now-greenlit two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. Here is a quick summary of what we know and what we think we know…
After months of baseless speculation in both the fan and professional media, an official announcement from New Line Cinema confirms that Sir Peter Jackson will direct a two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, to begin principal photography this February.
Frustrated by “ongoing delays,” director Guillermo del Toro has stepped down as helmer of the two parts of the upcoming adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit…”
Bilbo Baggins seems to have used his Halfling Improved Evasion feat to dodge another threat to his feature film return. Motion picture studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has, at least temporarily, staved off a bankruptcy that might have derailed plans for the two-part, Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of The Hobbit scheduled to begin production next year.
A two-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s beloved children’s novel, The Hobbit, is slated for release in December 2011 and December 2012. The films will be directed by Guillermo del Toro, with Peter Jackson acting as executive producer and co-writer.